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About Us

VOTO Mobile is growing!

Visit our Careers page for details on open positions.

VOTO is a Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise. We make it easy for businesses, governments, and NGOs to share information and gather feedback through interactive SMS or voice calls in local languages – using mobile to instantly reach across distance, language, and literacy barriers.

Our team was formed based on years of experience supporting district governments and donor partners in addressing challenges related to information management, communication, and accountable governance. We set out on a mission to increase participation and accountability in the services delivered to citizens, and to empower communities to collect and share information to drive positive social change.

Contact Us

Ghana

Phone: +233 (0)26 437 0536
Email: info@votomobile.org
Accra Office:
5th floor, Oksart Place, Ring Road Central
Accra, Ghana

Zimbabwe

Phone: +263 77 705 6702
Email: shamiso@votomobile.org
Post:
PO Box MP 295
Mount Pleasant
Harare, Zimbabwe

United States & Canada

Phone: +1 416-565-2037
Email: levi@votomobile.org
Post:
40 King St. W,
Toronto, ON
Canada M5H 3Y4

History

Launched in October 2012, VOTO Mobile has become one of West Africa’s fastest growing social enterprises. Having proven its efficacy in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and India, the VOTO platform now works to engage people anywhere in the world. In the last year, our platform has been used by over 200 organisations serving more than 200,000 people across 22 countries in health, education, governance, investigative journalism, agriculture, and urban planning. You can try the platform for free at go.votomobile.org.

Our team is mostly based in Kumasi and Accra, with other team members also working from offices in Dakar, Harare, Kampala, Mumbai, Nairobi, San Francisco, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, and Washington DC.

Our Team

Louis Dorval

Co-founder & Chief Programs Officer

MBA, Oxford University
Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology mentor
Engineers Without Borders Canada alumnus

   

Mark Boots

CEO & Chief Technology Officer

PhD Physics, University of Saskatchewan
Engineers Without Borders Canada alumnus

   

Levi Goertz

Chief Operations Officer

McKinsey & Company Engagement Manager
MBA, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
B. Eng, University of Saskatchewan

 

Rebecca Yael Weissburg

VP of Strategic Partnerships

MSc., African Politics, Oxford University
Associate Director, FSG Social Impact Advisors
Evaluation Officer, IRI

   

Willy Tekeu

VP of Technology Solutions

MPA/ID, Public Administration – International Development
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Engineering & Computer Science, École Supérieure d'Électricité

 

Heather Gilberds

Director of Insights and Marketing

PhD Candidate, Communication, Carleton University

   

Melissa Persaud

Director of Partnerships

MPA Development Practice, Columbia University
BA International Affairs and Political Science, Lafayette College

   

Shamiso Ruzvidzo

Regional Director of Programs, Southern Africa

BSc Information Technology, Edith Cowan University

   

Charishma Chotalia

Regional Director of Programs, South Asia

Masters in Public Health, Columbia University
BA Psychology, Stanford University

   

Adam Cox

Regional Director of Programs, Francophone West Africa

BA Public Policy Analysis, Pomona College

   

Neema Iyer

Regional Director of Programs, East Africa

MPH Global Epidemiology, Emory University
BA Psychology and Biology, University of Arkansas

   

Philip Asihene

Operations Associate – Client Support and Telecom Partnerships

MBA, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

 

Suhuyini Shani S. Zango

Operations Associate – Client Support and Field Consulting

BA Integrated Development Studies, UDS

   

Jocelyn Light

Operations Associate – Client Support and User Research

BASc Engineering Science (Biomedical), University of Toronto

 

Cindy Tarpo

Senior Project Manager

RPCV, Peace Corps Tanzania
Accenture Senior Consultant
BSc Industrial Management & Computer Science, Purdue University

Muhammad Nasrullaah Balla

Operations Associate

MSc Development Policy and Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
BSc Business Administration (Finance), Islamic University College, Ghana

   

Dela Nyamuame

Operations Associate

BSc Computer Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Nii Lante Heward-Mills

Social Behaviour Change Communication Expert (Health)

MSc Public Health – Health Promotion, Leeds Beckett University

 

Collins Boakye Dankwa

Project Manager, ADMIRE

MBA Project Management, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

 

Richmond Appiah

Finance & Administration Manager

MBA Finance, University of Ghana
BBA Business Administration and Management, Ashesi University

 

George Arthur-Sarpong

Director of Technology

BSc Computer Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

   

Efua Gambrah

Software Developer

BSc Management Information Systems, Ashesi University College

   

Albert Kofi Mensah-Ansah

Software Developer

BSc Computer Science, Ashesi University College

   

Jojoo Imbeah

Software Developer

BSc Computer Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

   

Sean Boots

Director of Product Design

MA Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

   

With special thanks to VOTO alumni and friends:
Kevin Schuster, Stacie Irwin, Rasheeda Yehuza, Hilary Stone, Abdul Muhsin Iddris, Anthony Yeboah, Caroline Condon, Leah Farmer, Tara Tabatabai, Zair Naim, Gord Stephen, Rob Reid, and Alicia Sosa Lerin.